Excitement fills the air as we share incredible news that will shape the future of our beloved Kitsap County Community. Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) has triumphantly acquired Mills Crossing, a groundbreaking achievement in our collective journey towards providing affordable housing solutions. The celebration on June 24 saw esteemed guests, including the mayor of Bremerton, House Representatives, representatives from the Department of Commerce WA State, senators, commissioners, and our esteemed partners. Together, we have taken a monumental step forward, thanks to the united efforts of the newly-established Kitsap County Affordable Housing Task Force.
Unleashing the Power of Partnership: Picture this: Mills Crossing, a haven of hope nestled at 1003 Little Haven Lane, just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Kitsap Transit bus transfer center on Wheaton Way. It stands as a testament to what can be achieved when organizations unite with a common purpose. Kitsap County Housing Taskforce and partners joined forces to create this remarkable affordable housing project, driven by a shared commitment to empower our community with safe, secure, and affordable homes.
Security and Stability for All: Worried about the impact of the acquisition on current residents? Fear not! Anthony Ives, the visionary Executive Director of KCR, wants to set your minds at ease. The purchase of Mills Crossing does not disrupt your tenancy rights or require any hasty moves. “People can stay, and they can renew the lease when the lease is up if they want to renew it,” reassures Ives. Our dedication to your well-being remains unwavering, and we are determined to ensure a seamless transition, allowing you to continue enjoying the highest quality of life within your homes.
A Haven of Hope: Mills Crossing holds the promise of brighter days for individuals and families in need. This transformative housing project will provide a haven for approximately 140 to 170 people, offering them not just a roof over their heads, but a nurturing environment where dreams can thrive. Our aim is to create a supportive and inclusive community that restores hope and empowers residents to build a better future. United for Progress: The purchase of Mills Crossing is not an individual triumph but a testament to the strength of unity. The Kitsap County Affordable Housing Task Force, a dynamic collective, has paved the way for change by developing a comprehensive pipeline of housing projects across our region. By joining forces, we have positioned ourselves to secure the necessary funding for every project, ensuring that no initiative goes unsupported in the face of limited resources. Together, we can turn the tide of the housing crisis and create lasting impact.
The acquisition of Mills Crossing by Kitsap Community Resources marks a momentous occasion in our relentless pursuit of affordable housing solutions. Supported by the Department of Commerce WA State, esteemed partners, and the unwavering dedication of the Kitsap County Affordable Housing Task Force, we stand as beacons of progress in the face of adversity. As we forge ahead, KCR remains steadfast in its commitment to providing not just housing but a strong support system that fosters growth and community engagement. We invite you to join us in this empowering journey towards a future where everyone can proudly call Kitsap County home. Together, we are stronger. Together, we can create lasting change.